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contraception method called saftey periods...

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madam, i got married 2 months back, v r planing to have baby aft 2 years.. bt i dont want to take any pills to avoid pregnancy. i heard about contraception method called safty periods... am thinking to follow that. my periods r regular, i believe if i avoid sex b/n 10th to 15th day of my period i wont get pregnant.
pls guide me on this. and also i want to knw how many days does sperm resides active inside woman's womb aftr ejaculated from penis..., and hw many days does an egg will be alive inside ovary?


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replied May 15th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A34950
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The rhythm method or the calendar method of contraception is associated with high failures, as your ovulation date can vary depending on hormonal status. You can be at risk for pregnancy if you are sexually active without protection after finishing with periods (for a regular menstrual cycle of 28-30 days, the usual fertile days would lie between days 8-18 taking day 1 as first day of bleeding). If fertile mucus had been present, sperms can stay alive for 3-5 days, and fertilize the egg upon ovulation (after ovulation, egg has only 24-48 hours to get fertilized). Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If pregnancy is suspected, or if you have missed your periods, or if you have had abnormal periods, or if periods have not started within 10 days of expected period dates, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately).
If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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